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Destin, Florida, and Crab Island plenty of family-friendly activities to choose from, for an unforgettable vacation.

Begin with a leisurely day at one of Destin’s pristine beaches, where the combination of crystal-clear waters and sugar-white sand provides a perfect backdrop for family relaxation. Venture into the Gulf of Mexico on a dolphin cruise, witnessing these playful creatures in their natural habitat. For an aquatic adventure, consider snorkeling to explore the vibrant marine life beneath the clear waters. Crab Island, a renowned sandbar, beckons families to rent pontoon boats and join the floating party in the shallow, inviting waters. Up for a little more adventure? Try a banana boat ride!

Fishing enthusiasts can embark on a family fishing charter, taking advantage of Destin’s reputation as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” For a day of thrills, head to Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park, where water slides and wave pools promise excitement for visitors of all ages. Engage in some friendly competition with a round of mini-golf at one of Destin’s themed courses or rent jet skis for an exhilarating ride on the Gulf. Those seeking a more serene experience can explore the calm waters of the bay by renting canoes, paddleboards or kayaks.

The Destin Harbor Boardwalk is a bustling hub for shopping, dining, and live entertainment, providing a lively atmosphere for families and ziplining over the Boardwalk. Henderson Beach State Park offers a quieter alternative, with nature trails and picnic areas for a relaxing day outdoors. Consider booking a sunset cruise for a picturesque and romantic family experience. Dive into the area’s maritime history at the Destin History and Fishing Museum, offering an educational yet entertaining perspective on the region’s past. Conclude your family adventure with the thrill of parasailing, soaring above the coastline for a bird’s-eye view of the stunning surroundings. Always check local regulations and weather conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the whole family.

Can we still have fun if we’re not on a boat?

YES! There is plenty to do in Destin without getting on a boat. Start by visiting our pristine sugar-white sand beaches or a waterpark! Surf fishing is a popular family activity. Experience fun animal encounters at the Gulfarium, make memories with a beach photo session, or throw a beach bonfire. Destin offers magic shows, axe throwing, museums, fun vehicle rentals, and ziplining over the Destin Harbor!